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    Club Spotlight: Sci-Fi/Animation Club

    The storied halls of Queens College boasts a large variety of clubs and activities well suited towards a campus with such a diverse population of students, all with their own unique backgrounds and interests. There is one club, in particular, that demonstrates this proud diversity in action, the Sci-Fi/Animation Club, which has been a proud member of the community for nearly 27 years. The Sci-Fi/Animation Club is located within the Student Union building in the basement area through rooms 21 to 25, as the sounds of its various members can easily be heard throughout the general vicinity, giving off a solid grasp of unity and engagement with the club’s activities.…

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    Welcome Home: A Hillel Story

    “Welcome! Come on in, take a seat on a comfortable, chintzy couch under these weird ball-shaped lights, participate in the activity or don’t, whatever works, just come and chill.”            Welcome is right. Because, “welcome” is how every student at Queens College first feels when they walk into the Hillel space no matter their religious affiliation, race, denomination, etc.  What is Hillel? Like a typical college student, I turn to Wikipedia and search the word Hillel. “Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (simply known as Hillel International or Hillel) is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, working with thousands of college students globally. Hillel’s stated mission is “to…

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    The American Red Cross comes to QC

    The American Red Cross is an organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education within the U.S., as well as globally with its international ties. Many schools and college campuses across the country have formed their own Red Cross club to show support for the organization. This semester, students of Queens College decided to bring the organization to the QC campus. The idea of starting a Red Cross club on Queens College started with Miriam Kaplan and Limore Nissanian, the president and vice president of Red Cross QC respectively.               “I came up with the idea of starting the club at QC when I volunteered at a blood drive…

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    Sarah Salem on Queen College’s Horse Boy Club

    When walking into the Queens College Horse Boy clubroom, one can smell the peppermint in the air, and two small lamps provide light to the room. There is a rocking chair with a blanket in the corner, an exercise ball, a couch, two bungee chairs, and several plants. The atmosphere is relaxing as Sarah Salem, vice president of the QC Horse Boy Club and a junior majoring in communication science disorder, talks about why the club is set up this way. “We have sensory triggers,” she says, “ but the smell of peppermint or lavender causes us to relax. Even rocking in a rocking chair is great for relaxing, or…

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    Club Spotlight: Roots Honorary Community Service

    Do not be intimidated by its rather long name—Roots Honorary Community Service is a small club with so much heart. Just under a year ago, Ramandeep Kaur, a fourth-year biology student, founded RHCSC with the hope of giving Queens College students an opportunity to give back to the community through volunteer work. Specifically, the club specializes in local community outreach by hosting fundraisers, participating in walkathons, and taking part in local after school programs. While RHCSC strives to increase social responsibility, members gain more than just community service hours. “The club itself has [enabled] members to feel valued and part of a team. It [provides them with] an outlet for…